No Followers MP - Weaker Story... I am annoyed about Followers only being available while soloing. Here, some quotes from Blizzard's FAQ, read the bolded/underlined sections: The followers act as your companions in the world, rather than as pets. While the followers are not core story characters, they enhance the story elements of the game. They give us opportunities to have a character provide background about the world flavored with his or her own personality. The followers won't be a massive part of game balance. They're there to make the single-player, normal difficulty experience feel more cooperative and to aid in enhancing the story. Each follower is a part of the main story arc and has a different story and background. Each follower has his or her own introductory quest where players learn a little bit about who each one is and where they come from. We don't want players to encounter them and feel obligated to do some task for them so they like you -- it's more that youâ€™ll encounter them and they fight alongside you and you gain each other's trust. They're on the same path that you are; they're other adventurers that you encounter as you battle through Sanctuary. Followers don't divert from the main story path, they're an integral part of it. So basically Blizzard is saying if you play MP you are going to lose out on story. Wow, I'm hugely disappointed by this. I was keen to do my first playthrough with three other mates, but me, being a big story buff, I feel more inclined to do a SP playthrough first if I know I'm going to be missing out on several story components by not having any followers... Thoughts? Maybe in MP you still do the follower quests but you just don't get the followers? Any clarifications from Blizzard that I'm missing?